Friday, 12 October 2012

BUZZ REPORT: Konshens thrills massive crowd at Uganda’s Golden Jubilee concert

AFRICAN CONNECTION: Last Friday, Oct. 5, reggae-dancehall star-boy Konshens was having a blast in the Motherland (Kimpala, Uganda to be precise), thrilling his African fans with an arsenal of hit songs. According to reports out of Uganda, the deejay pulled a 20,000-strong crowd to Kampala’s Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, where he was joined onstage by SubKonshus rising star Darrio and Africa’s own Jose Chameleon. Konshens also made time earlier to bond with a few fans at the Rogue hotspot, according to “[His] music has been enjoying massive airplay on radios and in nightclubs,” the Web site further notes. Like Jamaica, Uganda is observing a special 50th anniversary this year. 

YOUNG LEGEND: Also making major moves these days: reggae star Romain Virgo, who is presently in the United Kingdom for shows alongside the great Beres Hammond and Tarrus Riley. Fresh from a recent solo sojourn in Japan, where he gave performances in clubs and other venues around Tokyo and other cities, Virgo and his colleagues will grace stages in Manchester (Oct. 12), Birmingham’s new Bingley Hall (Oct. 13), and the Wembley Arena (Oct. 14). 

DYNAMIC DUET: Still on talented people, big-voiced songstress Lenya Wilks is promoting her latest jam, “Old Time Love,” which features guest vocals from Tarrus Riley. “It’s a great track speaking about two young lovers who want to go back to loving like the old times,” Wilks notes on her blog. [Look out for TALLAWAH’s thoughts on the song in next week’s New Music Review.]

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1 comment:

  1. Glad to see the African connection. However, I have spent several weeks in the UK, and believe me there is ZERO mention of Jamaican reggae music in the mainstream media. Occasionally a local DJ/mixer might get a mention.